Thuso Mbedu just keeps winning, she Scoops An International Nod

Thuso Mbedu just keeps winning, she Scoops An International Nod

Thuso Mbedu
Thuso Mbedu

The internationally renowned actress Thuso Mbedu has done it again. The star scooped a nomination for her character Cora within the Underground Rail Road at the Black Reel TV Awards.

Thuso is nominated for Outstanding Actress in TV Movie/Limited Series alongside Tessa Thompson, Cynthia Erivo, Michaela Coel, and Nicole Beharie.

Sharing the exciting news on Twitter, Entertainment commentator Phil Mphela wrote: “Thuso Mbedu nabs her first 2021 award nod. South African export has bagged a nomination for Outstanding Actress in TV MOVIE/LIMITED SERIES at the Black Reel TV Awards. Mbedu is nominated for enjoying the lead Cora in #TheUndergroundRailroad. Congrats.”

Congratulating Thuso @TPM_Ent responded: “Next an Emmy in September then a Golden Globe in Jan, Critics’ Choice in Jan then an NAACP Image Award in Feb.”

Thuso Mbedu
Thuso Mbedu

Bongs_Bey Wrote: “Oh my.. so so proud absolutely love love this girl @ThusoMbedu congratulations beyps!”

Speaking about her character on The Underground Rail Road on Instagram, Thuso said: “Cora’s freedom is tied to running and that we see this as we go from episode to episode. Colson Whitehead created a person’s being that folks can point to on the road . She’s a brave but also fragile girl due to everything she’s been through.

“She has been hardened but not numbed as seen in her first act of defiance of protecting Chester when Terrance Randall strikes him. She’s tough but also exists from an area of fear that I hope at some point she is going to be free from. Cora is… simple, but complicated. We are only as strong as our hardest challenge and, through Cora, we see that. She gives hope for a future to the everyday man and woman who, with each new day, find themselves fighting for something.

She said what she likes most about the character is that she is hospitable everyone.

“What i prefer about Cora is that she holds the mic for everybody to be heard. As she goes from state to state, not only are we following her but by following her, we meet many others whom she allows to share a bit of themselves. we’d not always just like the pieces but they’re as real as Cora can get. When she casts her light, the shadows of the state are fully display for all to ascertain .

“There’s a neighborhood of me that desires to mention I saw parts of me in her but I don’t know if I’m brave enough to mention that yet because Cora is such a lot stronger than me. But playing her did help heal parts of me I didn’t know were wounded—maybe that is what drew me to her,” she said.